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Kelly Zutrau, lead songwriter and vocalist of Brooklyn-based woozy R&B pop trio Wet, has clearly had enough heartbreak to last a lifetime; digging into wounds so deep she's managed to find enough inspiration to fill the 11 tracks that make up their debut album Don't You. There's nothing wrong with an album inspired solely by heartache; you just need to listen to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours or Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago for proof of that (even more so if it's an album of fabled sadbangers). But hearing someone pour their heart out can get a bit much if it doesn't have the music to back it up.

Luckily, Zutrau's intoxicatingly raw lyrics, which float through the air like they're riding on silk, are also backed up by exquisite production that perfectly compliments the emotions on display. Courtesy of multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, the swirling synths and feather-light percussion, that haven't changed all that much since You're The Best caused a stir back in 2014, give Zutrau's vocals a backdrop so delicate and beautiful that it often feels like it might shatter at any moment.

Spacious slow jams like 'It's All In Vain' and 'Don't Wanna Be Your Girl', all sparse beats and floating melodies, give Zutrau the space she needs to deliver these emotionally explosive lyrics that are continually relatable and often more than a little heartbreaking to hear. With her voice right at the forefront, these moments land with much more impact. Take album closer 'These Days'. Mostly doing away with the glassy feel that runs through the rest of the album, relying on a sweet piano melody, when she sings "Today I am away from you/Today time passed strangely," it has all the more impact.

Yet, while this is all well and good for the occasional track here and there, practically a whole album of it means tracks seem to blend into one. It's no surprise that the album highlights, particularly 'Deadwater' and 'All The Ways', which kicks things up a notch with some uptempo R&B vibes, are when Wet try something a little different. The rest is beautiful, sure, and there's moments that are truly intoxicating where you just want to stop what you're doing and let it wash over you, but it's also an album that, once it reaches its end, sort of fades away. There's nothing here that really sticks with you for any longer than the album's duration.

It's more a comment on their (or their label's) insistence on not straying from that tightly wound sound. Zutrau herself has commented that they had been feeling the pressure of being signed to Columbia and even said that there were a number of tracks they would have rather left off the album. And, disappointingly, it shows. Still, the future does look bright for Wet and, so long as they don't feel too pressured to keep songs they'd much rather leave to the wayside, there's a chance for their second album to be something really special.

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